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The Guardian appoints Vincent Ni as China Affairs correspondent and Tess McClure as Aotearoa New Zealand correspondent

GNM press office
·2 min read

The Guardian is pleased to announce the appointments of Vincent Ni as China Affairs correspondent and Tess McClure as Aotearoa New Zealand correspondent.

Vincent is joining the Guardian from the BBC in London, where he was a senior journalist for the last seven years. His work has appeared on the BBC’s flagship programmes such as Newshour, Dateline London and From Our Own Correspondent. Over the past decade, as a foreign correspondent, Vincent has reported from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America. Vincent was a 2018 Greenberg World Fellow at Yale University and has lectured at Yale, London School of Economics, as well as Yale-NUS in Singapore.

Tess was most recently a researcher in oral history at Columbia University. Before that, she was deputy editor of VICE New Zealand and a digital features producer for Radio New Zealand. She is a Master of Arts graduate of Columbia Journalism School and has reported from Madagascar, Cambodia and the Philippines. Her previous work includes coverage of mental health, child poverty, human rights, and investigations into labour rights violations, migrant workers and exploitation.

Jamie Wilson, head of international news, Guardian News & Media said:

“I am pleased to welcome Tess and Vincent to the Guardian. Both are senior journalists who bring with them a wealth of experience and will offer extensive insight into their respective regions. We look forward to working with them both.”

Vincent Ni said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Guardian, a newspaper and a digital product I have admired since the start of my career. I look forward to beginning to interpret modern China and its place in the world for the Guardian’s global readership.”

Tess McClure said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining The Guardian, and to continue building our coverage of Aotearoa New Zealand at a moment when there’s so much global interest in the country’s politics and identity. It’s a privilege to be telling the stories of this vibrant, diverse, and complex place.”

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Guardian News & Media (GNM) publishes, one of the world’s leading English-language newspaper websites. Traffic from outside of the UK now represents around two-thirds of the Guardian’s total digital audience. In the UK, GNM publishes the Guardian newspaper six days a week, first published in 1821, and the world’s oldest Sunday newspaper, The Observer. The Guardian is renowned for its agenda-setting journalism including, most recently, the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers investigations as well as the Pulitzer Prize and Emmy-winning NSA revelations.